Occasional Magic - Chenjerai Kumanyika

“There is magic and when the time is right it'll find you.”

Photo by Allison Evans

Occasional Magic

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith.

Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard.

Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive.

Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.


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13:29
Do Over

by Chenjerai Kumanyika

Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith.

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09:15
The Backyard on 36th Street

by Edgar Oliver

Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard.

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05:01
A Monkey Meets a Seal Meets a Monkey

by Matthew Mcarthur

Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive.

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12:44
The Magical Fuzzy Worm

by Sofija Stefanovic

Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.

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Extras From This Episode

Chenjerai Kumanyika

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The belt ​Chenjerai received for protection during his 1988 trip to Dakar, Senegal.

Edgar Oliver

Mrh1912 Edgar Oliver Extra 1

Helen and Edgar.

Matt McArthur

Mrh 1912 Matt Mc Arthur​​ Extra 1

A Weddell seal at the underside of the emergency exit hole.